Tag: Mental illness

High Court Judge calls out psychiatrist for letting ‘personal sympathies’ influence him, dismisses woman’s...

Singapore—The appeal of a woman jailed for assaulting police officers was dismissed by a High Court judge on September 10, Tuesday, largely due to...

Yet another hurdle: Jobs

Our series on schizophrenia: Part 6 If you have mental illness, can you go to a university? Get a non-menial job? Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan...

Series on sczhiophrenia 5: A mother’s painful journey

Her son has schizophrenia. She has polio.  That has not stopped Elsie Tan from declaring:  “I think we are quite a happy family.” But she...

Series on schizophrenia 4: What happens in the military

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament yesterday that NS men with mental health disorders are monitored during their two-year stint. If there are...

PSLE: what are we doing to our children?

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat’s attempts to take some of the stress out of our education system have shied away from a sensitive question:...

Series on schizophrenia Part 3: A doctor’s diagnosis and his mission

“Doctor, you have educated me. You bothered to explain my mental illness to me, that it is just a biochemical imbalance. You told me...

Series on schizophrenia 2: He saved his wife, but not his son

Part 2 of our series on schizophrenia... It was not only his son, NS man Ganesh Pillay, who suffered from schizophrenia. Magendran Reganathan’s wife is...

Series on schizophrenia 1: The death that could have been avoided

Part 1 of our series on schizophrenia kicks off with a father’s pain How do you move on from a son lost? Magindren Reganathan...

Another blow for suicide NS man’s family

There will be no insurance payout for Ganesh Pillay, the national serviceman who committed suicide last year after his officers didn’t pay enough attention...

Let my brother’s death be the last, says sister of dead NS man

He used to draw for her, but not anymore. He was her first best friend, but now only his pictures remain in her room. Shalini...
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